Wednesday March 2,
Lecture Twenty One
Piece, Death and the Maiden.
Schubert only wrote for 7 years
He wrote a string quartet
o The 2 (slow) movement
o Scherzos are too fast to dance too, and have a weird rhythmic part
in it, and is not dance-like
Many people say that this was written when he was very sick
o Even the upbeat movements are bizarre dances, that are even
Autographed manuscript: it is in his or her actual hand.
Schubert, String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor
Must distinguish from the Haydn quartet (in major), while this is in minor
This piece is in ternary form
Note: the only parts of this music which is in a major key is the B section
of this movement
Must know that it is a scherzo
You can actually hear a minuet form. If it is an orchestral piece, than often the trio
part (the B section) will contrast- the ensemble will be different (reduced
orchestration). It will be different in general. In this case the B sections are fast and
rhythmic, syncopated, and minor (in the tonic key of the work). But the middle
section is major, very lyrical, with a homorhythmic melody.
On the exam, Beethoven‟s 5 Symphony will be given (he will tell us the first
movement, in sonata form), and we must know what part of the sonata form it is
(exposition, development, recapitulation).
Exposition: primary and secondary theme, then the primary theme again,
and secondary theme, and then you‟re into the development. So you get
primary and secondary twice.
In the recapitulation, the secondary theme comes back in tonic key
(except in this piece it is in major), and then the theme drops out and you
get a little oboe solo
Once again, she did not make very much money from her compositions
From a middle class family
She was important becathe she introduced “great music” to her audiences